Axelrod says education for critical thinking important for politics in the future -podcast

July 6, 2021 The Creative Process

Robert Axelrod, William D. Hamilton Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, recently discussed his past work, the current U.S. political climate, and what he hopes to see in politics in the future with Mia Funk from The Creative Process podcast.

"I think the most critical thing is education for critical thinking," he said. "The ability to listen to a political argument or an argument of any sort, on COVID, for example, or climate change, and not necessarily understand the science behind that, but to understand how to evaluate the credibility of the speaker, how to evaluate the logic of the arguments and to see whether a conspiracy theory is behind this that has no grounding. And so I think what’s especially important in would be an educational in critical thinking."

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